Crochet Gingerbread Man

This little fellow is adorable and oozes Christmas. Use him for present toppers, embellishments or simply hang him on the tree.

Crochet Gingerbread Man

What you need

Worsted weight yarn
(your choice of color)
I used Red Heart warm brown
Tapestry needle
Crochet hook F or G (your choice)
Embellishments to decorate your little person however you wish



Instructions

FINISHED SIZE: approx. 8″ using F hook approx. 9″ using G hook
(you could even make a tiny one using thread and a small steel hook… to adorn your Christmas packages or whatever you wish)

HEAD (Make 2)

Ch3. Join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch3 (this will count as first dc throughout pattern) Work 13dc in ring. Join with sl st to beg ch3. {14dc}

Rnd 2: Ch3. Dc in same st as Ch3. 3dc in next st. *2dc in next st. 3dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. Fasten off {35dc}

Holding both head pieces wrong sides together, using a scrap of yarn and needle, Sew pieces together leaving 6sts free on each side (this is where the body will be connected).

Starting Body (worked in rounds, Do Not Turn)

Beginning at neck and working in the 12 sts left from joining the head, attach yarn to the 4th sc (from the right) of one side of the head.

Rnd 1: Ch3. Dc in same st as beg ch3. 2dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {24dc}

Rnd2: Ch3. Dc in each of next 3 sts. 2dc in each of next 4sts. 1dc in each of next 8 sts. 2dc in each of next 4sts. 1dc in each of last 4 sts. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {32dc}

Rnd 3: (forming first arm) Do NOT ch. Sl st in next 4sts. Ch3. 1dc in each of next 8sts. Sk next 23 sts (be sure to count in the first 4 sts you sl stitched in too) Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {9dc}

Rnd 4-5: Ch3. 1dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {9dc}

Rnd 6: Ch3 *Dec over next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {4dec/5dc} Fasten off.

(Second arm) Starting on the front of body. Sk first 7sts from first arm.

Rnd 1: attach yarn with sl st and Ch3. 1dc in each of next 8sts. Sk the rest of the sts around, and Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {9dc}

Rnd 2-4: Repeat rnds 4-6 of first arm. Fasten off.

Rest of Body

Starting on back side of gingerbread person, attach yarn to 4th st from the right. (you should have 7 free sts on each side of body)

Rnd 1: Ch3 (you will be working through sts you sl stitched in earlier) 1dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {14dc}

Rnd 2: Ch3. 1dc in each of next 2 sts. 2dc in each of next 2 sts. 1dc in each of next 5 sts. 2dc in each of next 2 sts. 1dc in each of last 2 sts. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {18dc}

Rnd 3: Ch3. 1dc in each of next 4sts. 2dc in next st. 1dc in each of next 8 sts. 2dc in next st. 1dc in each of last 3 sts. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {20dc}

Rnd 4: (Starting first leg) Ch3. 1dc in each of next 9 sts. Sk next 10 sts and Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {10dc}

Rnds 5-9: Ch 3. 1dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {10 dc}

Rnd 10: Ch3. *Dec over next 2 st. Repeat from * 3 more times. Dc in last st. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {4dec} Fasten off.

Second leg (Starting back on round 4 of body, attach yarn to back center of body) Ch3 (working around front and then to back again.. this is to keep the “seam” in the back) 1dc in each st around. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. {10dc}

Repeat rnds 5-10 of first leg. Fasten off.

Weave in all loose ends.

To attach a hanger simply thread a piece of ribbon or yarn through top of head.

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NOW comes the “fun” part. LOL

Add lace, fabric paint, felt, ribbon, beads, sequins or anything else you want to personalize your little gingerbread person ….but most important.. just have fun with it

This Crochet Pattern was contributed by Myra Shaw.

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Comments

  1. I’ve been looking for a nice Gingerbread Man and you have him! I love the design. So clean and perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. The gingerbread man is cute!

    Nevertheless, a knitting diagram would be helpful.

    I come from Germany; that`s why your crochet introduction is not easy for me to understand.

    But please keep on sharing those nice ideas with us crochet fans : )
    Thanks!

    With greetings

    Tina

  3. Crochet Mad Lady says:

    Super design, many thanks from a crocheter in the UK. Will have to ‘translate’ instructions for stitches (ours are different) but must say that some of the most creative designs come from the US; thanks again.

  4. Very creative and fun to make.

  5. ilovcrafts says:

    I absolutely *love* this!! I have been searching all over the net for cute & whimsy Christmas ornaments and decorations, and this is perfect! Kudos to you, Myra! Keep them coming! Now..if I can find some beautiful one of a kind crocheted angels!!

  6. turned out perfect. I have made 16 so far and they are just grand. Thanks

  7. this is so cute! it’s great to see fairly simple crochet crafts.

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